A Vibrant Reform Jewish Synagogue in Bergen County.

Temple Avodat Shalom

Serving northern New Jersey since 1952.

Upcoming Events

November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm
November 20, 2018 at 7:30pm
November 21, 2018 at 12:00pm
November 21, 2018 at 3:45pm

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Adult B'nei Mitzvah Class - Beginning November 28 at 7:00 pm

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:46pm -- marnilh

Dear Temple Avodat Shalom Members,

Cantor Dubinsky and Rabbi Jacobson are proud to announce a new learning opportunity for adults.  The course will run on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm (beginning November 28) and will focus on:

• Hebrew reading and chanting - familiarity and fluency

• The meaning of Hebrew words

• Reaching a deeper understanding of the prayer book

• Torah chanting 

Jewish Federation Mitzvah Day - Sunday, November 18

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 4:53pm -- marnilh
Mitzvah Day is fast approaching and we need your help.
Plans are underway for Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey's 21st annual Mitzvah Day which will be held on Sunday November 18 at 50 Eisenhower Drive in Paramus. Mark your calendar and join us for the morning (10-11:30 am) or afternoon (12:30–2:00pm) session. We will be having hands-on activities on Mitzvah Day for people of all ages which will include:
  • Making pet toys to be donated to local animal shelters.
  • Sorting and packing baby clothing to be sent to Israel.

A Message from the Rabbi -Put Away the Sword - An Elul Reflection

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 2:32pm -- marnilh

Put Away the Sword - An Elul Reflection

I grew up playing video games and I remember sliding the thick Nintendo cartridges into the 8-bit operating console that my parents bought my brother and me for Chanukah in 1987.  I loved adventures most - including Super Mario Brothers, each of the Castlevania games, and The Legend of Zelda.  Video games created a fantasy world that allowed me to feel powerful and heroic, even for just a fleeting moment so I could leap over pits, throw fireballs, and wield a morning star against Vampire Bats. 


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